Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which means it results from the immune system mistakenly attacking parts of the body. The autoimmune systems of people with type 2 diabetes don't attack beta cells. Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy. Type 2 diabetes may be reversible by weight loss at least early in the course of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a reversible condition because losing less than 1 gram of fat from the pancreas through diet can re-start the normal production of insulin, reversing Type 2 diabetes. Shedding extra pounds and keeping them off can help you better control your blood sugar.I have learned some new important things about diabetes from this weeks reading. This was my first time hearing of gestational diabetes and I never knew Type 2 diabetes, better yet diabetes alone could be reversed through proper weight control and dieting. I will use what I learned this week to make sure I continue my healthy diet and start exercising on a regular. Knowing what I know about diabetes now, I can inform my patients in my future Career that. If they self discipline themselves anything is possible. I will keep them encouraged because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who didn’t know Type 2 is reversible. Maybe if I would’ve known this before I could’ve helped a lot of people alone the way.